Acquired Brain Injury Claims

Acquired Brain Injury can be defined as any brain injury that occurs during a person’s life. It can be :

  • Damage to brain tissue following traumatic injuries - resulting from road traffic accidents, falls, assaults or sports injuries.
  • Damage to brain following stroke, brain surgery or a brain tumor.
  • Damage to brain tissue as a result of viral infection (e.g. following encephalitis, meningitis, syphilis)
  • Damage to brain resulting from lack of oxygen (e.g. as a result of heart attacks, hypoxia or anoxia)

In the context of medical negligence litigation, acquired brain injuries refer to brain injuries which occur, but which could have been prevented or at least significantly reduced if competent medical care had been provided. A failure to provide adequate medical